This project aims to develop and apply a set of tools that enable parents to engage with their children in a meaningful discussion on household disaster preparedness planning, by using participatory processes. Four phases of research have currently been completed:
- workshop with key stakeholders for initial consultation;
- tool development by conducting consultations with practitioners, children, and their parents;
- pilot testing in three schools in Jakarta, Indonesia; and
- replication testing in a school in Bandung, Indonesia.
Initial results have shown that the tool is successful in motivating parents to discuss household preparedness with their children and an effective way for developing household preparedness plans at scale.
|2017||Journal Article||Disaster risk reduction education in Indonesia: challenges and recommendations for scaling up. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 17, 595-612 (2017).|
|2017||Journal Article||Bridging the divide between studies on disaster risk reduction education and child-centred disaster risk reduction: a critical review. Children's Geographies (2017). doi:10.1080/14733285.2017.1358448|
|2016||Journal Article||Child-centered disaster risk reduction: Can disaster resilience programs reduce risk and increase the resilience of children and households?. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management 31, (2016).|
Nearly one third of the world's population are children. However, much disaster management programming sees children as passive participants, leaving them out of the planning and decision making process.
Can children be agents of change through school-based education?